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Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

Shipwright Apprenticeships

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, MD offers full time shipwright apprenticeships. 

Shipwright apprenticeships are year long, full time employment opportunities for graduates of boat building schools or those with commensurate experience. Apprentices work alongside master shipwrights in the maintenance and restoration of all the museum collection vessels. 

From an 1889 log hulled bugeye to a 1934 Hoopers Island dovetail workboat, the apprentice and masters use traditional materials and methods to preserve the largest collection of indigenous Chesapeake Bay watercraft in the world. Apprentices both learn and teach as they interact with museum visitors on a daily basis.

Apprentice for a Day Program

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, MD public boatbuilding classes through its Apprentice for a Day program. Classes are held every Saturday and Sunday year round, building a variety of small craft using traditional methods.

Learn traditional boat building under the direction of a CBMM shipwright. You can be part of the whole 17-week process or just sign up for those aspects of building a boat that you want to learn. Must be 16 or older unless accompanied by an adult.

CBMM members $35, non members $45

Journeyman Special

Choose any four days for one reduced price! Diversify your experience to include several different skills. Gift certificates available. A great activity for the winter months! CBMM members $125, non members, $170

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Phone: 410-745-4966
Fax: 410-745-6066
213 N. Talbot St
PO Box 636
St. Michaels, MD 21663

Category: Wooden Boat Building, Boat Repair & Restoration